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Author Lengauer, Thomas ♦ Wanke, Egon
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1993
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Hyperedge replacement systems
Abstract Efficient ways of analyzing families of graphs that are generated by a certain type of context-free graph grammars are considered. These graph grammars are called cellular graph grammars. They generate the same graph families as hyperedge replacement systems, but are defined in a way that supports complexity analysis. A characteristic called “finiteness” of graph properties are defined, and combinatorial algorithms are presented for deciding whether a graph language generated by a given cellular graph grammar contains a graph with a given finite graph property. Structural parameters are introduced that bound the complexity of the decision procedure and special cases for which the decision can be made in polynomial time are discussed. Extensions to graph grammars that are not context-free are also given. Our results provide explicit and efficient combinatorial algorithms where, so far, only the existence of algorithms has been shown, or the best known algorithms are highly inefficient.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1993-04-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 40
Issue Number 2
Page Count 26
Starting Page 368
Ending Page 393


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Source: ACM Digital Library